Friday, January 25, 2013
Salisbury Township Police Chief Alan Stiles said force is working with a number of police departments to solve murder of Jenny Valez-Negron, who was found suffocated and burned in December.
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Friday, January 25
Salisbury Township Police Chief Alan Stiles said investigators are continuing to receive information from the public about who might have killed Jennifer Valez-Negron two days after Christmas and set her body on fire. "We are working toward a successful resolution," Stiles said. And, he added, "it's going to be a very interesting resolution." Salisbury police are working with a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Lehigh County District Attorney's office, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force and other police departments to solve the homicide, the second in the township in 2012. Salisbury police discovered Velez-Negron's body after a passing motorist reported a small fire on the side of Chestnut Hill Road the morning of Dec. …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Murder victim Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, formerly of Reading, was living with a friend in Salisbury Township, according to WFMZ.
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Friday, January 11
Jennifer Velez-Negron was living with a friend in Salisbury Township shortly before her burning body was found two days after Christmas on a wooded residential road in the township, according to WFMZ. Velez-Negron, 26, formerly of Reading, had recently lost her job and was stressed about providing for her three children, her younger sister Yesenia Velez told WFMZ. Salisbury police discovered Velez-Negron's body after a passing motorist reported a small fire on the side of Chestnut Hill Road the morning of Dec. 27. An autopsy revealed Velez-Negron died from suffocation and was set on fire. Her body was burned beyond recognition, prompting investigators to seek the public's help identifying her. They issued a description, including the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Identity of Jennifer Velez-Negron of Reading, whose body was found burning in Salisbury Township, is confirmed today through DNA testing, Lehigh County Coroner says.
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Thursday, January 10
The identity of the woman whose body was found burning last month in Salisbury Township was confirmed today through DNA testing, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. She is Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading, Grim said. Investigators received clues after they released a detailed description of the body a day after it was found burning on Dec. 27 in a wooded residential area behind the Unami Fish and Game Association, 75 Chestnut Hill Road. Velez-Negron, who died from suffocation and thermal injuries, was burned beyond recognition but some distinguishing characteristics were discovered during the autopsy. One was a tattoo that said "Javi" on the right side of her neck. "However, this alone was not enough to make the positive …
Identity is still unknown of a woman burned alive Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.
The identity of Jane Doe, the woman found suffocated and burned to death Dec. 27 on a wooded residential road in Salisbury Township, could soon be confirmed, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. Grim said his office is waiting to get DNA results, which could be later this week or next. The coroner's office released the following description of the woman: She may have been wearing: Police continue to request any information from the public that might help them in the investigation, "no matter how insignificant it might seem," they said. Please contact Salisbury Township Police Sgt. Donald Sabo or Det. Kevin Kress at 610-797-1447 or call the department's tip line at 610-402-2400. Salisbury Police are working in cooperation with the…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Lehigh County Coroner expects to be able to confirm the identity of a woman whose burned body was found Dec. 27 in Salisbury Township.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Salisbury Township Police Chief vows to follow every lead to find the person who killed an unknown woman found suffocated and burned Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road.
Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles vowed the department will find the killer after an exhausting day combing through evidence where a woman's body was found burning on a frigid morning last week. The victim -- as yet unidentified -- was discovered along a remote wooded road on South Mountain by a passing motorist. "We will follow every lead we can to find out who committed this crime," Stiles told the Salisbury Board of Commissioners last week. Who was she? Can you help identify the victim? The woman, whom investigators refer to as Jane Doe, died from suffocation and burns on Dec. 27, according to the Lehigh County coroner. She is believed to be a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman between 20 and 40 years old and about 5 feet …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Police are investigating a body found burned at the Unami Gun Club in Salisbury Township.
A body found burning near Unami Fish and Game Club off Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township Thursday morning was a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman age 20 to 40, according to the Lehigh County coroner. An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the exact cause of death. The woman's identity will be revealed once investigators know for sure who she was and notify her next of kin. Emergency responders were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. when a resident driving on Chestnut Hill Road saw something burning near the Unami Fish and Game Club in Salisbury Township not far from the Emmaus border. Deputy Coroner Ray Anthony pronounced the woman dead at the scene at 10:20 a.m. Unami is a private shooting and social club, …